What are Community Education Provider Networks?
Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) are networked arrangements of providers within a specified geography. The common aim of these educational networks centres upon population health, local decision making and integration for organisations to collaborate on workforce planning through education and training. Furthermore, they aim to empower community organisations to work to assess workforce training needs, expand capacity and capability and innovation and foster multi-professional training and education environments for the current and future workforce.
The Functions are of the learning networks are the same in all of them:
- Supporting workforce planning;
- Responding to local workforce need;
- Coordinating educational programmes;
- Ensuring educational quality;
- Developing a faculty of trainers;
- Supporting development of the existing workforce and fostering innovation.
Who’s involved in a CEPN?
Through the development of communities of practice or learning communities the membership of a CEPN may consist of (although not be limited to) to) GP surgeries/Federations, Local Community Professional groups ie Pharmacy, Dental, optometry, Nurses, Health Support Workers, Careers, Members of the Public, Care Homes, Community Services, Social Services/Local Authorities (Public Health), Allied Health Professionals and Acute providers, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and Clinical Commissioning Groups, Academic Health Science Networks, Vocational Training Schemes and Voluntary and Third Sector.
Where are our CEPNs are located?
Barking & Dagenham, Barnet, Camden, City and Hackney, Enfield, Haringey, Havering, Islington, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Redbridge and Waltham Forest
Engagement with system-wide initiatives
Many of our CEPNs have been and continue to be well placed to support major system-wide initiatives such as Vanguards, Devolution, Sustainability Transformation Plans and many are pilot sites for national and regional initiatives such as the newly launched Nursing Associate, the Capital Nurse Programme, Medical Assistant and Physician Associate roles and training and development for Pharmacists working in General Practice.
CEPNs are responsible for:
- Supporting workforce planning
- Responding to local workforce need
- Coordinating educational programmes
- Ensuring educational quality
- Developing a faculty of trainers
- Supporting development of the existing workforce and fostering innovation